You know who’s not getting any more of my coins?
I don’t need them anymore.
I can pull my own pork with ease. (thank you, crock pot)
And now I can make my favorite side at home on my own… and … dare I say… It’s better than Pollo Tropical’s version!
Don’t ask me for exact measurements, cuz your girl doesn’t operate that way, but here’s my version of the easiest bbq side dish in the world:
Pollo Tropical Balsamic Tomato Copycat Recipe
- Red Onions
- Brown Sugar (or agave nectar…or white sugar if you don’t care)
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Olive Oil
Rinse and chop your tomatoes to your desired size and pop in a bowl
Thinly slice your red onions and add it in
Sprinkle on salt, pepper, sugar, and pour a lil balsamic vinegar and olive oil on top
Mix it together and let it hang out for a few hours (best if overnight)
I forgot to take a pic of it the day after before we actually ate it this time.
You’ll have a lot more liquid and it’ll be all yummy and flavorey. At that point you can taste and season to your liking.
IF you want you can sprinkle on some italian seasoning or something but I kinda like to keep this super plain since we usually eat it with really flavorful and spicy meats.
So there you have it. Healthy, yummy and generally clean. Sorry Pollo Tropical, see ya never!
What’s your easy go-to side dish?